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This woman’s face was eaten by the family dog postmortem, which increased putrefactive changes to the internal components of the body. You can also observe skin slippage on the woman’s scalp, as her hair separated from the skull.

Bodies are also subject to animal feeding, indoors as well as outdoors. Animals feed on the remains of a dead human body just as they feed on any other piece of meat. Household pets as well as rats and other rodents often attack the body in indoor locations. Outside locations increase the chances of this occurrence because many wildlife creatures are carnivorous. Ravens, crows, seagulls, and turkey buzzards are just a few of the carrion birds that will feed off a body and may leave wounds that could be initially mistaken as mutilation injuries consistent with some sort of assault.

Fig.1 Woman’s face eaten by the family dog.

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